This book extends our understanding of the attitudes and behaviors of teachers who improve their schools consistently and considerably. It sets out to critically analyze and examine organizational citizenship behaviors (OCB) in schools from a contextual perspective and to display the uniqueness of the concept in the context of school, its dimensions, boundaries, antecedents and consequences from a multi-level perspective.
Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Schools will appeal to scholars and researchers in educational administration, educational policy, school leadership and teacher education. It will also be of interest to supervisors, policy makers and postgraduate students in the field of education.
'What makes this book special, is that Somech and Oplatka draw together the individual and the organisational factors which make up the capacity of a school to become and remain effective and, importantly, point to the need to focus on the cognitive and emotional health of both if children and young people of school age are to receive the high quality education to which all are entitled. Whilst the reader will find no solutions to the continuing quest for raising and sustaining teacher commitment and quality, they will find in this book plenty of important signposts.' - Professor Christopher Day, University of Nottingham, UK
1. Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB): Historical Review 2. Particular Characteristics of the School Organization and the Teaching Profession 3. Teacher OCB: Its Nature, Definitions, and Dimensions 4. Facilitators of Teacher OCB 5. Inhibitors of Teacher OCB 6. Consequences of Teacher OCB 7. Developing a Theoretical Model of Teacher Citizenship Behavior 8. Practical Mechanisms and Tools to Promote Teacher Citizenship Behavior (TCB) 9. Future Research Directions